David Goldsmith


Is it sustainable just because it is handmade?

In the Western world there is a growing demand for sustainable and artisan fashion. But is that really the same thing? In his thesis David Goldsmith explores the blurry lines between “handmade” and “sustainable”, between marketing and actual definitions.

David Goldsmith's thesis is trying to explore an area in which there is very little research: the value of the pop phenomenon of poor artisans producing fashion for wealthy consumers under the label of sustainability.